Carrie Southworth, Twigtale's founder, just published an excellent essay on talking to her children about economic privilege and instilling the values of giving and receiving. We think it's an important topic. To continue the conversation, we're featuring insight from Nishad Chande, co-founder of Twigtale, Lara Hoffman, Deputy Federal Public Defender, Catherine Connors, writer, marketing strategist and author of herbadmother.com, and Sitinee Sheffert, founder of Giving Artfully and Giving Artfully Kids.Read More
by Carrie Southworth, co-founder
“Mommy I NEED that Dora the Explorer bubble wand!”
Of course you do. Of course you need that bubble wand RIGHT. NOW.
It takes all my restraint not to launch into a lecture on privilege right there in the toy aisle of Target. A lecture on how lucky my 5-year-old daughter is and how there’s children starving in Africa, who don’t need bubble wands. They need food and healthcare and shelter.Read More
Hello parents! How are you today? We think you’re doing a great job. We really do! But we understand that there are days when you feel like the job you are doing is anything but great. Dr. Harvey Karp, our Editor-in-Chief, also understands. In his DVD and book “The Happiest Toddler on the Block,” he starts off by stating, “No one was meant to parent a toddler…without a lot of help.”Read More
The screen time debate is often a difficult one for parents to navigate. There are so many great kid shows, apps, and out there - and let’s face it – we all could use a little parenting R & R now and then. But we often hear that little-to-no screen time is best for young children. How much should we allow our kids to partake?Read More
As parents of little ones, we all agree that the protecting our kids from abuse and abduction is of paramount importance. That said, parents often feel lost (and anxious) when trying to figure out how to teach young kids about personal safety. Pattie Fitzgerald, of SafelyEverAfter.com, shared a few tips on how to teach our young kids to trust their instincts and keep their bodies safe:Read More